Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Plesiosaurs and other Large Marine Reptiles with Paleobiologist Laura Soul

Live Webcast April 11, 2019 at 11am and 2pm EDT
Laura Soul stands on the side of a hill in a canyon that has horizontal layers of light-colored rock. She is holding a pickaxe.
Paleobiologist Laura Soul working at a dig site. Photo by Scott Wing, Smithsonian.

Program Details

  • April 11, 2019
  • Shows are 30 minutes long and stream at 11am and 2pm EDT
  • The program is free, but registration is requested. SIGN UP

Join Paleobiologist Laura Soul to learn about giant marine reptiles that once dominated the sea, like plesiosaurs. Laura will introduce your students to several related groups of marine reptiles, like pliosaurs and elasmosaurs, while sharing her research and discoveries about how the body shapes and sizes of these animals, like their long-necks, evolved and changed over time. Throughout the broadcast, Laura will take questions from your students via text chat and there will be opportunities for students to share what they think using live polls.

How to Participate

  • Bookmark this page! This is where the live event will happen on April 11, 2019, at 11am and then again at 2pm EDT.
  • During the live show, your students will be interacting with the scientist through a chat window on this page.
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Resource Type
Webcasts and Podcasts
Grade Level
Life Science